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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:26pm
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Alex

Alex

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We are sorry to say that Jan, my mother and founder of this website, recently passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jan enjoyed working on this website and helping others, and you may be interested to know the following background about her and our website:

In 2004 Jan started a web-based group for expats in the Cuidad Quesada area in Spain for a small group of friends and residents, where they could discuss living in the new development within the area and share ideas. At the time, there was limited information and help online for people in their position, and excited by the thought of reaching more people in similar situations, Jan started the www.talkquesada.com website in 2011 with the aim of creating a friendly and informative place for people to visit for everything to do with Quesada. This friendly online community has since grown considerably, as today it stands at nearly 12,000 members.

Based on the success of Jan’s Quesada website, she then started more websites covering other areas in Spain, as well as a website for the UK. After all of Jan’s hard work, she has gained nearly 100,000 members in total across all the websites.

Jan loved nothing more than helping people find useful information that she wished she could have found herself when she first thought about living in Spain and buying a property there.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and thanks to Jan for any help she may have given you over the years, either personally or through the help her websites have provided. Or if you’re new to the site hopefully you will find Jan’s experience and legacy helpful to you.  We will continue Jan’s work keeping the website up to date, encouraging discussions and exchanging useful information. 

We have also set up a Just Giving page in memory of Jan, to help raise money for the Princess Alice Hospice, in the UK, which cared for her so kindly during her final days. Princess Alice Hospice rely on donations and fundraising to keep going, and provide a wonderful service for those who need it. Here is the link if you wish to kindly donate:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jan-forums

I will be carrying on Jan's websites in her memory as this is what she would have wanted. For the moment please bear with me while we get up to speed on everything.

Thank you,

Alex

Grahamwhu

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:51am

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:51am

That’s very sad news, this is such a helpful website with such a wide variety of users for our small island. Our thoughts at Hirst  Services are with Jan’s  family and friends.
Graham Hirst.    

Jan1956

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:22pm

Posts: 2

Location: Caleta de Fuste

Joined: 25 Jan 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:22pm

So sorry about your sad news 😥

heibfc

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 11:06am

Posts: 1

Location: Corralejo

Joined: 18 Jan 2020

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 11:06am

Hello - I’m so sorry for your loss.

I’m new to this site but already it has been a great help to me as I consider a move to Fuerteventura. 

With best wishes

Lisa28

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 12:17pm

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Location: Caleta de Fuste

Joined: 20 Apr 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 12:17pm

So sorry to hear of this sad news about your mum, although I did not know her personally I feel that I did and looked forward to receiving emails with lots of different info. 
So glad and so nice to hearthat you will be carrying on with this website as it’s such a great place to find out info. 

Thinking of you all this sad time.

Best wishes to you all

Lisa Richardson 


Joanne

Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 2:00pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 2:00pm

So sorry to receive the sad news , my condolences to you & all Jan's family & friends... It's a fantastic platform to view, contribute & obtain useful info..Long may it continue...

Rosiesmith

Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 8:53pm

Posts: 11

Location: Caleta de Fuste

Joined: 29 Aug 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 8:53pm

So sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Have found this website very informative and helpful so well done to Jan for her hard work.

Mary8888

Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 9:52am

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Joined: 6 Apr 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2020 9:52am

Very sad to hear this 

Please accept my sympathy 

Mary

Caleta de Fuste

chunky chica

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12pm

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Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12pm

deepest condolences on your loss.

Alex

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:47pm

Alex

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Location: Ajuy

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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:47pm

Many thanks for all of your kind words and donations to the Princess Alice Hospice. My father (Jan's husband) is also so happy to see all the lovely messages.

We have now raised over £600 so far for Princess Alice Hospice, which is a fantastic amount to a great cause. Here is the link to read more:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jan-forums

Jan would be so happy to know the help she has given and the money raised for the hospice.

Thank you again

Alex


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